Welcome, Seattle Times readers. UW Impact thanks The Seattle Times for embarking on a public service campaign to reinforce the positive effects of state investment in higher education. We join The Seattle Times in wanting to spread the word far and wide about the importance of continued state support for Washington’s colleges and universities.
We are especially proud of the UW’s positive economic impact in Washington:
- The University of Washington supports nearly 70,000 jobs in our state. The University is the state’s third-largest employer.
- For every $1 the state invests in the UW, the UW returns more than $22 to the state economy.
- The UW generates $591 million per year in state and local tax revenue.
- The UW provides $267 million in charitable care through UW Medicine faculty and staff.
While these facts and figures are impressive, you have your own reasons to love the University of Washington. Make sure your legislators know why the University of Washington is important to YOU. Tell your personal UW story to your elected officials today. To get started, sign up now and easily send messages to all the elected officials in your legislative district with one click.
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